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This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners' rights On November 19, authorities returned 85-year-old Hossein Fattah to Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj. Fattah had been granted medical leave to receive treatment for leukemia, but the leave was not extended and he has been denied access to necessary...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners’ Rights A drawing by four-year-old Mohana Ahmadi, depicting a man at the gallows as a woman and girl look on, has been making the rounds on Iranian social media. The man in the drawing is her father, Hamed Ahmadi, who has been on death row since November...
This week in human rights in Iran Internet Freedom On August 25, Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi condemned high-speed mobile communication services as “against Sharia and moral and human norms”, after the Iranian government granted 3G and 4G licenses to two mobile operators in Iran. Days later, in...
This week in human rights in Iran Prisoners' Rights On July 31, the mother of the imprisoned journalist Saba Azarpeik reported that authorities told her there was no hope for her daughter’s release. After 65 days in custody, Azarpeik’s temporary detainment order was extended for the third time....
This week in human rights in Iran Freedom of Expression Freedom of expression in Iran, particularly as it relates to the Internet, has been a controversial topic in recent weeks and has further exposed tensions between the Hassan Rouhani administration and conservative elements of the state. In a...
This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS On December 29, Nilisa Yahyavi, a Baha’i student at Semnan University was expelled from school after being interrogated about her religious beliefs by the university authorities. On December 30, the Court of Salmas sentenced two Kurds, Saber Mamedi...
This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS According to the Majzooban Nour News website, the Dervish minority in the city of Neyriz has recently come under pressure from Basij forces to stop religious gatherings. On December 20, a group of international human rights organizations sent an...
This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS This week, Amnesty International sent an open letter to the Iranian government asking it to overturn the execution sentence of six Kurdish prisoners in Ghezel Hesar Prison. According to Amnesty, the six Kurds were sentenced to death for vague...
This week in human rights in Iran MINORITY RIGHTS Three Baha’i citizens, Fariba Ashtari, Shabnam Motahhed and Iman Rashidi, were recently sentenced to a collective total of ten years in prison by the Yazd Revolutionary court. Ashtari and Motahhed were sentenced to three years and Rashidi was...
This week in human rights in Iran FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION According to the head of the moral security police Amir Tataloo, an underground musician was arrested on December 3. The location and condition of his arrest remain unknown.   Meanwhile, Islamic cleric Ahmadreza Ahmadpour,  received a 100 days...